Botanical Weakness

  This is my weakness: I don’t have a green thumb. Some things grow better than others, some are a lost cause right from the start. If plants die, it may be of lack of something, but it’s not of lack of me trying, that’s for sure. Apart from guidance from the local nursery and […]

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Pets allowed

My first Santa Photos this year. As a photographer that is. Of course I have taken the kids to get their Santa Photos taken. Neither of them is a screamer, so all went well. Then they both grew a bit too fast, or maybe it was just a coincidence that all Santas in our area […]

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A Confession

Black-and-white images tend to not be starkly contrasted black and white, but combine black and white and a vast range of shades of grey (nothing to do with THAT book!). Of course movies were originally in black-and-white, as were cartoons and photography. TV changed to colour as early as 1963 if you lived in the […]

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Good as New

This restoration might just have come in the nick of time. Mold was present, the photo had water damage, and started to turn yellow altogether . I fixed the big scratch, all the water blotches, the mold, worked on colour and contrast, and voila … Pretty little girl on a special day. Taken in the […]

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Sneaking Up

Did you check the calendar? Oh yes, it is that time. Even if I wasn’t acutely aware that Christmas is barely three months away, drowning in work as it were, I would remember now, since as of yesterday the first Christmas decorations are at the shops. Working as a portrait photographer is quite a seasonal […]

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Find your inner Nanna

Spring has sprung. On the news they tell us to expect higher than average temperatures and less rain. It hasn’t rained in a few weeks already, our rainwater tank is empty and the garden is very dry. The higher than average temperatures are definitely true for this week, we are already hitting 27 degrees Celsius […]

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The fruit of bees is desired by all

Saint Ambrose said this about honey. He also called it “profitable and healthful” and “equally sweet for kings and beggars”. Of course he didn’t know about Pooh Bear, otherwise he might have included him and said “equally sweet for kings and beggars and fictional anthropomorphic bears”. I’ve always been fascinated by bees. Always working, working, […]

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Musical Sunset

“There is nothing more musical than a sunset. He who feels what he sees will find no more beautiful example of development in all that book which is, alas, musicians read but too little, the book of Nature.” Claude Debussy My taste of music is fairly eclectic, I guess. My ipod just rolls its eyes […]

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